Vacations

Countdown To Vacation
Most of us will be taking vacations during the "Frog Days Of Summer", and when it's only few days away, you want to make sure that you're good to go. I'll be going on vacation later this summer, so other than packing, getting the oil changed in the car, and getting t…
My Summer Reading List
The "Frog Days Of Summer" are here, and vacations are just around the corner. I don't know about you, but every year when we go away on vacation, I always bring plenty of books and magazines to read on the beach. We all have different tastes, so I don't expect that you wi…
Are You Still Traveling With Travelers’ Checks?
During the "Frog Days Of Summer", you may be out of town on vacation. And as that iconic TV commercial used to say, "Don't leave home without them". Without what? That was a line said by actor Karl Malden reminding people to make sure they always took travele…
Boldt Castle Open For the Season [VIDEO]
Every summer thousands of Central New Yorkers head north to the 1000 Islands region to camp, boat and fish. One of the most popular attractions is Boldt Castle on Heart Island which, according to YNN, just opened for the season this past weekend. The castle is open daily through October and has a co…
Keep Your Eyes On The Road And Hands On The Wheel
With the warmer weather here and vacation traveling just around the corner, many of us will be doing a lot more driving. At Big Frog 104, we want those drive times to be safe ones. So, as the old saying goes, keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Now, a new study indicates the five risk…
Spring Break – Which Way To The Beach?
For many college students in the area , this week is Spring Break. And have things changed. When I was in college, those who had enough cash and gas in the VW Bug, would head down to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (or Myrtle Beach, South Carolina if the gas money ran out). Not all college students will be …
Maid Of The Mist Says Bon Voyage
One of the wonders of the world is right here in New York State...Niagara Falls. And if you've ever visited the falls as our family has, you may have taken a cruise aboard the Maid of the Mist, at the foot of the falls. Now, apparently the Canadian company that runs these tour boats has been outbid …
Top 10 Things People Steal From Hotels
You may have some vacation time left and might be planning a trip during these remaining Frog Days of Summer. If you're a traveler, you may be interested in the top 10 items that people steal (not you or me, certainly) from their hotel rooms.
Whale Watches Are Worth It – Big Time
During the Frog Days of Summer, when the McSheas head off on vacation to Cape Cod, we always make sure we sign up for a whale watch. No, it's not a tourist trap or gimmick like those glass-bottom boats, but it's a fascinating way to get up close and almost personal with these incredible ma…
Where Did You Vacation This Summer?
I'm not trying to pry, but Woman's Day Magazine has asked it's readers "Where did you spend your summer vacation"? The McShea family always prefers a summer vacation where there's water, and plenty of it. There are plenty of Frog Days of Summer left, so maybe th…
Vacation Planning Top 10 List
It won't be long now, vacation season is on the way. We're fortunate here in central New York being close to so many lakes, campgrounds and dozens of summer attractions. But, if you're planning a "Get Out Of Dodge" getaway, that requires some planning.